From hotels to private accommodations, read on to find out about the best places to stay in Izmir, Turkey.
The metropolitan city in the Asia part of Turkey, Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey and the second biggest port after Istanbul. You can reach Izmir by any type of transportation, from buses, trains, boats, and airplanes. It is also a hub for holiday cruises in the Aegean Sea. The city by the sea offers accommodation destinations around the coastline and into the deep heart of Turkey country, and here are our favorites.
Sitting at the beautiful promenade of Izmir, Key Hotel is situated in a historic building at the heart of the city with only a 5-minute walk to the iconic Konak Square. Key Hotel offers luxury starting from rooms with stunning sea view, a seafront restaurant, bar and a 250-bottle wine cellar. You can enjoy a complete breakfast buffet with both Turkish and international food, or you can enjoy the Lobby Bar to drink some aromatic coffee blends or cocktails, with a selection of books and magazines.
Enjoy the delicious international cuisine with an Aegean flair at the Key Restaurant while you watch the sunsets over the Gulf of Izmir. If you’re travelers who are interested in city walks, coastal walks and city trips, Key Hotel is your best choice.
Address: Mimar Kemalettin Cad. No:1 Konak, Konak, 35260 Izmir, Turkey (see map)
Price: from 100 USD
Looking for a summer holiday by the sea with your family and pet? Deka Evleri, a pet friendly apartment, offers a spacious unit with a private kitchen and free Wi-Fi. This modernly furnished apartment includes two bedrooms and a living room with a French balcony. Within a 20 minute walk, you will arrive at the seaside; the Micro supermarket is only a 6-minute walk and there is a taxi corner there too. You can arrange boat trips from the accommodation, along with day trips to Ephesus and other cities nearby.
Address: 1412 Sok. No: 67 Kahramanlar Konak, Konak, 35230 Izmir, Turkey (see map)
Price: from 45 USD
Located at the city centre, Met Boutique Hotel is only a short walk from Basmane metro and train station. Met Boutique Hotel is a small, nice hotel, so you can feel the intimacy, but it’s also centrally located so it’s easy for you to walk around the city. The staffs are courteous and always ready to help with all of your requests, organizing car rental and day trips.
Met Boutique Hotel
Address: Gazi Bulvarı No: 124 Cankaya, Konak, 35800 Izmir, Turkey (see map)
Price: from 50 USD
Another options for your family holiday in Izmir, Tempo Residence Comfort Izmir offers spacious fully furnished apartment units, with kitchens and a large living area. It is located only a 2-minute walk from the beach and is about a 10-minute walk to the town and railway station. You can find plenty of restaurants to indulge your senses nearby, or you can choose to have a rich breakfast delivered to your unit. You are free to use the kitchen at your own pleasure if you wish to cook in. You can arrange your day trips around cities nearby Izmir from the tour desk.
Tempo Residence Comfort Izmir
Address: Gaziler Caddesi. No: 206 Yenisehir / Basmane, Konak, 35240 Izmir, Turkey (see map)
Price: from 40 USD
A holiday apartment located on the 4th floor, this accommodation will offer you beautiful Gulf of Izmir views by day and by night. It has 2 bedrooms with complete kitchenware and appliances. It’s a perfect accommodation for a long holiday stay by the Aegean Sea. It is located only a short walk to the famous Historic Elevator, Konak Asansor, about 10 minutes from the seashore, and extensive modern shops and traditional bazaars are within a 20-minute walk.
2+1 Luxury VIP Residence w/Bay View - 2900-Konak Asansor
Price: from 70 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Armis Hotel offers a great location at the city centre, where you can walk to Basmane metro and train station and also to stores and restaurants to find local cheap delicacies to spoil your taste buds. It offers a spa and sauna facility for relaxation and it has a 24-hour rooftop bar (yes, 24 hour!) which offers a variety of drinks with the city views. Although the staffs don’t speak English very well, they’re always keen to ensure you are comfortable during your stay.
Address: Mursel Pasa Bulvari, No: 157 Kahramanlar, Konak, 35230 Izmir, Turkey (see map)
Price: from 48 USD
This accommodation offers the best sea view of Izmir bay, but do note: it’s on the 5th floor and has no elevator. It is walking distance to the Historical Elevator (Konak Asansor) and Kemeralti Bazaar. The waterfront is just a 5-minute walk and there is a bus stop just in front of the building.
The space has an air-conditioned living room and 2 bedrooms, with a complete kitchen and Airplay for apple devices. The host, Murat, is very attentive and is always ready to help you with whatever you need. With 2 big balconies, nothing beats the sunset view of Izmir Bay while you are sipping your drinks with your loved ones.
The Best Sea View in Izmir
Price: from 56 USD
Number of Guests: 5
One of the reviewers called it “our palace in the sky” as the charming flat is located on the top of the hill and offers you the best city view by day and night. The accommodation has 2 bedrooms, a charming living room with a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. It also has a large balcony where you can relax while drinking coffee and enjoy the sunset. If you’re lucky, you might see some horses walking around the hill below.
Awesome Sea View Stylish Flat
Price: from 39 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Consider living with locals when you book this accommodation. You will stay in a cozy apartment on the 2nd floor with stunning sea views, while the owner lives on the ground floor, but you will have your own access to the apartment and privacy. There is a pool bar and restaurant about a 5 minute walk away, where you can get a 10% guest discount on everything there!
An excellent location if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful area without much traffic. Izmir minibuses stop right out front in both directions, so it’s also very easy to move around the city. The apartment has a huge outdoor sitting terrace, which will grant you the stunning view of the Izmir Bay from afar.
All new apartment with sea view
Price: from 57 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This is the perfect accommodation near the airport before you go onto other destinations around Asia. DoubleTree By Hilton Izmir Airport offers well-equipped rooms with a year-round outdoor pool. The staffs are very polite and always ready to help with all your needs. You don’t have to go far to find food, because you will be spoiled for choice at the on-site restaurant.
DoubleTree By Hilton Izmir Airport
Address: Fatih Mh. Ege Cad. N: 4A, Gaziemir, 35410 Izmir, Turkey (see map)
Price: from 39 USD
City by the seaA perfect summer holiday should be around the sea, and Izmir has everything you need to enjoy your holiday, with lots of choices for the best accommodation on the side of Aegean Sea.
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